McCain Foods Canada is temporarily shutting down a potato processing plant in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, a decision that will affect 120 workers.
The company said the temporary closure is due to a potato shortage caused by bad weather during the last growing season. McCain had been bringing in potatoes from Prince Edward Island.
The first production line in Grand Falls will shut down June 10 and the second on July 1. McCain plans to restart the Grand Falls plant after the new potato crop is harvested in late August or early September.